Alexah Rogge 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Fulcher has announced the candidates nominated to three U.S. service academies: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), U.S. Military Academy (USMA) and the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). The U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

The U.S. Service Academies have a long tradition of excellence in training leaders of our Nation. These nominees have proven their willingness to lead and inspire those around them. Not only do they excel in academics, but they have demonstrated their diligence, high moral character, honor and duty to their schools, local communities, and the state. The privilege of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Congressman Fulcher commented, “These students put so much work into their applications and it is truly an honor to announce the nominees for 2022. Congratulations to each of these Idaho Gems and best of luck as you pursue attending one of the U.S. Service Academies to serve our country and Idaho’s First District.”

To learn more about future military academy nominations and the process to apply, visit or contact Tori Shockey in Congressman Fulcher’s Meridian office at 208-888-3188. 

2022 Service Academy Nominations:

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy- Kings Point, NY

Jenna Elizarraras, Star

Martin Pena, Nampa

Ryan Thomas, Hayden

Marcus Wyman, McCall

U.S. Military Academy- West Point, NY

Brecon Bennett, Sandpoint

Emmett Lilly, Orofino

Martin Pena, Nampa

Dylan Reynolds, Meridian

Luke Simpson, Meridian

U.S. Naval Academy- Annapolis, MD

Brecon Bennett, Sandpoint

Austin Durfee, Moscow

Bronsen Fulk, Rathdrum

Gretchen Pals, Moscow

Zachary Robinson, Nampa

Michael Schlothauer, Post Falls

Ryan Thomas, Hayden

Marcus Wyman, McCall